For Immediate Release
June 2, 2020
EMILY's List Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“This month, we celebrate the tens of millions of hardworking immigrants who with their stories, traditions, and cultures have made our nation their adopted home. As we recognize the countless contributions immigrants have made since the founding of our nation, we also embrace their diversity that continues to enrich our communities. While Donald Trump has prioritized hate with his racist policies and dangerous rhetoric, we honor the immigrants who bravely seek freedom and 0pportunity in our country. Now, more than ever, we stand in unity with immigrants to build a stronger America. EMILYs List is proud to support our immigrant trailblazers who use their voices to stand up for the needs and rights of their communities to ensure everyone has a fair shot.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices.